Backblaze Release 1.0.4

New release

Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release:

Release Date: 12/4/09
Version: 1.0.4
Auto-Update: All Users

All Binaries Are Signed (Windows)

The Windows and Mac installers has always been signed and all Mac binaries have been signed since the Snow Leopard release. Now all binaries on Windows are signed as well per request by Symantec to reduce old versions of Norton anti-virus from misidentifying Backblaze as a virus.

Renewal Notification Enhancements

Added notifications to alert customers if their renewal did not succeed.

Added Temporary File Exclusions

Excluded DropBox, MobileMe, and Safari cache files since they are temporary and automatically rebuilt.

UI Enhancements

  • Touched up German and French text to be more accurate and fit better.
  • Updated “Vault” icon in Backblaze Preference Pane. (Mac)
  • Clicking “Backblaze Preference…” from the icon in the top-bar shows the pane even if it was minimized to the dock. (Mac)
  • Stopped printing unnecessary status messages to stdout log. (Mac)

Backup Enhancements

  • Added iPhone backups to be backed up (for iPhones that are synched with iTunes to the desktop or laptop.)
  • Added Mozilla Firefox shortcuts to backup. (Mac)
  • Avoid backing up bogus “.” and “..” files found in /Users/Shared/ folders.

Improved Install & Auto-Update Robustness (Mac)

  • Unpack new installer into uniquely named folder to avoid conflicts.
  • Pre-check for Backblaze system files running during auto-update.
  • Pre-check for certain esoteric system items to enhance install success.

About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.